Sighting for June 17, 2018

Bill Berthet

Osceola National Forest S.E. Block
Baker County, FL

Windshield Survey Swallowtails Only 10:00-2:34PM
Mid 80’s Partly Cloudy Winds S.E. 5-10

S.E. Block not as wet as other parts of the forest.
FR surveyed 205-286-206-284-211-257-276 and 204

Carolina Redroot was absent from this survey.
Many were nectaring on Tarflower (Bejaria racemosa) or
mineralizing on Forest Roads. Some were nectaring on Buttonbush.

Swallowtail only Surveys done on June-10-12-14-16-17
in John Bethea S.F. and Osceola N.F.
totaled 5,106 Swallowtails.

Palamedes 2,193
Spicebush 1,165
Eastern Tiger 1,736 1 was a dark phase female
Zebra 11
Giant 1 Was a fly by.

Only 1 monarch, 1 dark phase female Eastern Tiger, and 1 Giant Swallowtail observed during entire 5 surveys.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 216
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 402
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 361



Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail